Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has wished Tammy Abraham a ‘long and successful career’ following his €40 million (£34m) move to Roma.
The striker officially completed his switch to the Serie A club on Tuesday after undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms the previous day.
Abraham failed to secure a regular role in the team after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as manager in January.
But Chelsea’s director has highlighted the 23-year-old’s 12-goal contribution last season as the club won the Champions League.
‘Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own,’ said Granovskaia.
Tammy Abraham will link up with Jose Mourinho in Italy
Tammy Abraham will link up with Jose Mourinho in Italy (AS Roma)
Abraham had also attracted interest from Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa but the striker has revealed that Roma pushed hard to convince him to move to Italy.
‘You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately,’ said Abraham.
‘Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies.